Traffic morality: Ramsauer wants the “7th sense” on television again


Ramsauer wants that "7. Sense" on TV again

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It was on television for around 40 years: "The 7th sense" tried to make the Germans better drivers.

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Last but not least, they trusted in the effects of mock accidents,…

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…in which cars also went up in flames, which from today’s perspective are valuable oldtimers.

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He was the characteristic voice of the "7. Sense": Spokesman Egon Hoegen.

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The Minister of Transport worries about the customs of drivers in road traffic. In order to improve it, he wants to revive the legendary traffic education format that ran for around 40 years on ARD

D.he reason is the increased number of accidents. Federal Minister of Transport Peter Raumsauer wants ARD to have their legendary traffic education program "The 7th sense" returns to the program. Like the magazine "Car picture" reported, the program could for example be broadcast on Sundays after the Tagesschau.

The first edition of the "7. Sense" it had existed from 1966 to 2005, it was one of the longest running programs on German television. In short clips, she gave tips on how to behave properly in traffic. She explained traffic rules, gave psychological tips and also explained the technology of the vehicles. To clarify his concerns, the worked "7. Sense" also with accident scenes performed by stunt men.

the "7. Sense" warned of women at the wheel

Another characteristic of the program was the sonorous voice of the long-time speaker Egon Hoegen, which many immediately listened to "7. Sense" could assign. In 2005, the WDR then put the format on pause to revise it, as they said. This revision continues to this day.

Old episodes still enjoy cult status today, also because they always reflect the zeitgeist of the time they were created. In issues from the sixties and seventies, you don’t just see crash sequences with cars that are valuable oldtimers today. But at the time he gave "7. Sense" for example also tips on the topic "Woman at the wheel" – and called on male drivers to be considerate of female counterparts – it was assumed that they did not really have their car under control and that rear-view mirrors were more likely to use make-up than to get an overview of the traffic.

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